Biomimicry for Optimization Control and Automation

Author: Kevin M. Passino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846280696
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Biomimicry uses our scienti?c understanding of biological systems to exploit ideas from nature in order to construct some technology. In this book, we focus onhowtousebiomimicryof the functionaloperationofthe “hardwareandso- ware” of biological systems for the development of optimization algorithms and feedbackcontrolsystemsthatextendourcapabilitiestoimplementsophisticated levels of automation. The primary focus is not on the modeling, emulation, or analysis of some biological system. The focus is on using “bio-inspiration” to inject new ideas, techniques, and perspective into the engineering of complex automation systems. There are many biological processes that, at some level of abstraction, can berepresentedasoptimizationprocesses,manyofwhichhaveasa basicpurpose automatic control, decision making, or automation. For instance, at the level of everyday experience, we can view the actions of a human operator of some process (e. g. , the driver of a car) as being a series of the best choices he or she makes in trying to achieve some goal (staying on the road); emulation of this decision-making process amounts to modeling a type of biological optimization and decision-making process, and implementation of the resulting algorithm results in “human mimicry” for automation. There are clearer examples of - ological optimization processes that are used for control and automation when you consider nonhuman biological or behavioral processes, or the (internal) - ology of the human and not the resulting external behavioral characteristics (like driving a car). For instance, there are homeostasis processes where, for instance, temperature is regulated in the human body.

Clever Algorithms

Author: Jason Brownlee
Publisher: Jason Brownlee
ISBN: 1446785068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a handbook of algorithmic recipes from the fields of Metaheuristics, Biologically Inspired Computation and Computational Intelligence that have been described in a complete, consistent, and centralized manner. These standardized descriptions were carefully designed to be accessible, usable, and understandable. Most of the algorithms described in this book were originally inspired by biological and natural systems, such as the adaptive capabilities of genetic evolution and the acquired immune system, and the foraging behaviors of birds, bees, ants and bacteria. An encyclopedic algorithm reference, this book is intended for research scientists, engineers, students, and interested amateurs. Each algorithm description provides a working code example in the Ruby Programming Language.

Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications

Author: Shi, Yuhui
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466615931
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The natural social behavior of large groups of animals, such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, or colonies of ants has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, if not longer, due to the intricate nature of their interactions and their ability to move and work together seemingly effortlessly. Innovations and Developments of Swarm Intelligence Applications explores the emerging realm of swarm intelligence, which finds its basis in the natural social behavior of animals. The study and application of this swarm behavior has led scientists to a new world of research as ways are found to apply this behavior to independent intelligent agents, creating complex solutions for real world applications. Worldwide contributions have been seamlessly combined in this comprehensive reference, providing a wealth of new information for researchers, academicians, students, and engineers.

Blattschneiderameisen der perfekte Superorganismus

Author: Bert Hölldobler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642167041
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Blattschneiderameisen herrschen über Wälder, Wiesen und Ackerland – von Louisiana bis Patagonien. Jede Ameisen-Kolonie umfasst fast fünf Millionen Arbeiterinnen, alles Töchter einer einzigen Königin. Ihr Nest kann sich auf eine Länge von bis zu knapp 10 Meter erstrecken, bestehend aus Hunderten von Kammern. Das weltberühmte Autorenduo liefert mit dem Band die detaillierteste Beschreibung einer Ameisenspezies, die es je gab. Das mit exzellenten Fotos versehene Werk wendet sich sowohl an gebildete Laien als auch an ein wissenschaftliches Publikum.

Bau Bionik

Author: Werner Nachtigall
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540889957
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Bionik befasst sich mit der technischen Umsetzung und Anwendung von Konstruktionen, Verfahren und Entwicklungsprinzipien biologischer Systeme. Beispiele aus der Natur liefern Anregungen zur Entwicklung neuer Lösungen, wie etwa bei thermischen Lüftungssystemen, die sich am Beispiel von Termitenbauten orientieren. Der Band bietet Lesern Gelegenheit, Grundideen der Natur kreativ für eigene Lösungen zu nutzen. Dafür erläutern die Autoren zahlreiche Beispiele und deren Wirkprinzipien.

Global analysis and applied mathematics

Author: Çankaya Üniversitesi
Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics
ISBN: 9780735402096
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These proceedings are divided into parts; global analysis and applications, and applied mathematics. Part one contains plenary lectures and other contributions devoted to current research in analysis on manifolds, differential equations, and mathematical physics. Part two conatins contributions on applications of differential and difference equations in different fields, and selected topics from theoretical physics.

Er redete mit dem Vieh den V geln und den Fischen

Author: Konrad Lorenz
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433744
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ein Leben in einer Arche Noah. Berühmt geworden ist er als der »Gänsevater«: der Mediziner, Zoologe und Pionier der Verhaltensforschung Konrad Lorenz. Sein Haus war bevölkert von Wildgänsen, Kakadus, Singvögeln, Hunden, Kapuzineraffen und Fischen. Als Tierfreund und Wissenschaftler zugleich erzählt Konrad Lorenz voller Einfühlungsvermögen, unsentimental, selbstironisch, witzig und herzerwärmend von seinen Erlebnissen mit den Hausgenossen und verknüpft damit Beobachtungen, vielfältige Informationen und Betrachtungen darüber, wie Tiere wirklich sind und was Menschen im Umgang mit ihnen falsch machen.